But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., who succeeded Lott in the Senate, took a different tack Tuesday.
“I was on statewide call-in radio this morning, and certainly there’s a particular interest in our state because of what Senator Lott went through,” Wicker said at a Washington news conference. Wicker had just returned from an official trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan with McConnell and other lawmakers.
“I think the voters of Nevada will make a judgment about that,” Wicker said. “I think they’ll make a judgment about the most blatant auction of votes, with this health care legislation, in the history of the United States of America. And I think the decision with regard to Senator Reid will be made by the voters of Nevada.”